Redmi Go goes on sale in India today: Should you buy this Xiaomi phone?

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Redmi Go goes on sale in India today: Should you buy this Xiaomi phone?

So, should you buy the Redmi Go for Rs 4,499?  If you're looking to switch from feature phone to smartphone go for the Redmi Go as this is the cheapest Android Go phone available in the market right now.

Redmi Go was launched in India earlier this week. This is Xiaomi's first ever Android Go device. With the Redmi Go Xiaomi is looking to take on the likes of other Android Go phones available in the market like Nokia 1, Samsung Galaxy J2 Core, and others. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Go in India with the aim to shift feature phone users to smartphones. The Redmi Go is all set to go on sale in India for the first time today for a price of Rs 4,499.

Are you looking to move from feature to smartphone phone or need a secondary phone for calls and basic browsing and texting? You can head to Flipkart and Mi.com today at 12noon and buy the Redmi Go Android Go phone. Like every other Android Go phone the Redmi Go also comes in one variant with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. If you need more storage there's microSD card support too which will help expand the storage of the phone and save more and more data.

So, should you buy the Redmi Go for Rs 4,499?

As previously noted, if you're looking to switch from feature phone to smartphone go for the Redmi Go as this is the cheapest Android Go phone available in the market right now. In comparison, the Nokia 1 currently sells for Rs 4,999 and the Galaxy J2 Core sells for Rs 5,999 in India right now.

The Redmi Go comes packed with a 5-inch HD display with screen resolution of 720p. On the hardware front, the Redmi Go is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 chipset paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone also comes with cameras on both front and back.

The Redmi Go includes a single camera set up on the back which sits right at the top like the Redmi 5A. The phone packs an 8MP camera on the back paired with LED flash and 5MP selfie shooter on the front. he Redmi Go is backed by a 3000mAh battery and the company claims that the phone lasts for hours in single charge. On the software front, the Redmi Go runs on Google's Android Go program, a stripped-down version of Android. The software is based on Android Oreo.

One of the key highlights of the phone is that the Redmi Go comes with Dual SIM support and microSD card support. The phone also comes with support for 20+ languages, Google Assistant Hindi, English and Hinglish. The Redmi Go will be available in two colours - blacks and blue.